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The City of Greater Sudbury and its private sector partner, N-Viro, received a national award from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships for the city's new biosolids management plant.
Sudbury biosolids plant wins national P3 awardSomething is rotten in the state of Denmark. Or, if you live in Lively, something smells rotten. For more than 30 years the City of Greater Sudbury has used tailings ponds in Lively, on the city's outskirts, to dispose of sewage sludge from its wastewater treatment facilities. Residents have long complained of a foul odour emanating from the area.That will soon change. Construction of a biosolids management facility, which will see sewage sludge converted into fertilizer, is underway...


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FONOM all-in for mid-rise wood construction
The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is pleased that changes are coming to the Ontario Building Code to allow for six-storey wood-frame buildings.FONOM said the regulatory change should help boost the North’s forestry industry by creating a demand for wood products.FONOM said t...
Province to consider six-storey wood building construction
The province announced March 20 it will review proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code that would allow the construction of six-storey wood-frame buildings.Under the changes, mid-rise wood-frame construction would be permitted for residential buildings and office buildings. The Ministry of...
Bridge contracts awarded
The Sharp Group has been awarded a $4.6-million contract to replace the Seven Mile Bridge on Highway 11, east of Fort Frances.The Ontario government said the bridge replacement will create 46 jobs. Work begins this spring with completion scheduled for the fall.Moncrief Construction Ltd. has bee...
Campus contract awarded
Sudbury-based Capital Construction was awarded a $2.09-million contract to modernize Laurentian University’s iconic Great Hall this summer.The university said it’s the “first major step in a sweeping modernization” of the Sudbury campus.“Our planned renovations to the Great Hall will create a warm,...


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